So this little nugget seems to be making the rounds on social media these days.
For those of you that decided to skip the video, whats being sold here is a cocktail shaker-app combination which measures how much of a fluid is being poured into the shaker. After selecting what kind of cocktail you want in the app, it runs you through each ingredient, taking in data sent by the cocktail shaker and telling when to stop, ensuring perfect proportions.
Now, I want to take a step back, and explain, in no uncertain terms, that this is an awful idea, but not as a snobby mixologist’s, but from an entrepreneur’s point of view. I trust that, should you wish to hear a bartender’s thoughts on the product or if you’re in the mood to learn some inventive ways of describing a pile of shit, many of my colleagues would be happy to oblige. (Seriously though. Check out how much gin the creators think should be in a single martini. That guy poured out at least 6 ounces) Continue Reading
I’ve updated the Bartender’s Resources page with a couple more websites that I’ve come across.
The first is a blog by a Dutch gentleman who goes by Cocktail Professor. Its a fantastic blog with some absolutely stunning cocktails from around the world. If you should so happen to be in need of a beverage consultant, the Cocktail Professor seems to offer his services in that area as well. As for his skills, well, thats for you to judge.
the next two are a couple of websites that sell equipment from Korea and Japan. both sites have ridiculously high prices, but fortunately for us bartenders, it usually comes out of our bosses tabs. Get your toy, and pay for it with the owner’s dime too.
Older bottling of New Grove Rum
I was fortunate enough to find time in my schedule to attend a tasting of New Grove rum, hosted by Mickael Derusnes, one of two people in charge of international business development for New Grove. As I recall, New Grove had found its way into Hong Kong some time around last year, but at the time it was still being brought in by hand, one bottle of the time. Fortunately, Sino Vantage Asia is now licensed to bring in a 6 member strong line of products, so we should be seeing more back bar space dedicated to New Grove in the future.
(EDIT: It was brought to my attention that New Grove actually landed on Hong Kong soil in the May of 2014, brought in by a one Phillippe Buchle, who is famous in Hong Kong not only for his trademark fedora, but also for bringing in specialty rums from Reunion, Guadeloupe and, of course, Mauritius. Look for him at Rhum de France to get some for yourself.)